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Wrexham Extra Care

Works completed on new £8.5m Pennaf Extra Care scheme.

Works have now been completed on a new state-of-the-art £8.5m Extra Care scheme for older residents in Wrexham.

Some 60 self-contained one and two-bed apartments with a range of communal facilities have now been completed on the Grosvenor Road site in Wrexham town centre.

As part of the work, two large Victorian villas were converted and refurbished alongside a new accommodation block to the rear and centrally located communal facilities.

All the buildings were arranged around a central courtyard to create privacy and security for the residents.

Communal facilities will include a restaurant, residents lounge and multi-purpose rooms that can be used as a small cinema, to hold workshops and as an I.T. space.

John McCall Architects’ design focus has been on maintaining and enhancing the Conservation area status of Grosvenor Road, whilst accommodating a large new Extra Care Scheme. The new entrance is centrally located and designed to be both modern and minimal so as not to be overbearing on the street scheme.

Director at John McCall Architects, Carl Grannell, said: “There is a long-term need for independent, extra care living in Wrexham and this high quality scheme will expand the choice available locally.

“The scheme has been designed to complement the character of the Conservation Area and urban neighbourhood and reinvigorate the existing buildings which had become increasingly targeted by vandalism and decay.

“Residents will benefit from secure living accommodation in a town centre location within a short walking distance of all local facilities like the library, sports centre, other housing and retail parks.”

Parking areas are largely hidden so they are not overbearing on the frontage’s appearance.